Repository Net

Social Networking Extensions for EPrints

SNEEP was a 2008 rapid development project to develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to EPrints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository. For the quickest overview, see the page of that name.

The project was in response to the recent recommendation by Franklin and van Harmelen that projects be undertaken to investigate how institutional repositories can be made more accessible for learning and teaching through the use of Web 2.0 technologies. The project will develop and demonstrate fully working models of web software to incorporate these functions into EPrints, and report on its outcomes and findings. The output will be made openly available for reuse and further development by the community.

SNEEP was funded by JISC under the Repositories and Preservation Programme. Strand D: Repository StartĀ­Up and Enhancement - Rapid innovation projects: enhancing repository content.

The project was undertaken by the Digital Archives department of ULCC.

Progress update:
29 May 2008 ***Install manuals updated***
29 May 2008 SNEEP Comments 1.0.1 - now available (includes some important bug fixes)
29 May 2008 SNEEP Tag Beta - updated (includes some bug fixes)
29 May 2008 SNEEP bundle - updated (includes some important bug fixes)
23 May 2008 - SNEEP Comments 1.0 is now available
23 May 2008 - SNEEP Tag Beta is now available also SNEEP bundle
21 April 2008 - SNEEP Comments Beta Version is now available from the SNEEP Demo Repository
20th Feb 08: Functional specs are ready for review and comment. 
27th Feb 08: Interim report for JISC now available.

The project is now complete. The contents of the project wiki formerly at this address can be found at the Internet Archive.

The SNEEP packages for EPrints can be downloaded from the EPrints Bazaar.